Tang, Shanyu, YongFeng, Huang and Yip, Yau Jim (2009) Performance of Database Driven Network Applications from the User Perspective. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 3 (3). pp. 235-250. ISSN 19767277

An understanding of performance of database driven network applications is critical in
combating slow performance of e-commerce web sites, besides efficient web page design, and
high quality and well-maintained web server equipment. This paper describes a method of
measuring performance from the user viewpoint, which can help enormously in making
realistic assessment of true performance of database driven applications. The performance
measurements were taken at user locations by using several specially designed JavaScript
functions along with ASP scripts. A performance study is presented in this paper, comparing
performance of data access using stored procedures with the traditional way of querying a
database. It is generally believed that stored procedures have performance benefits as they are
pre-compiled. However, our study shows that the data access approach using stored
procedures provides significant benefits (by about 30%) over the traditional approach for
querying a commercial MySQL database, only when retrieving a substantial amount of data
(at least 10,000 rows of data).

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